Broadcast rights and expense limit coverageBy Rod Bates We are often asked why NET does not provide broadcast coverage of more Husker athletic events. After all, they say, taxpayers support both. Unfortunately, the answer is complex. To understand why, you must first understand how broadcast rights for intercollegiate athletics work.
Let me explain what’s wrong with newspapers, which are losing circulation faster than the Arctic is molting ice. I know something about newspapers. I was a paperboy. Later, but not by much, I owned one, which several friends and I started from scratch. Then we bought a second weekly to create the smallest media chain in the Western Hemisphere.